Policy and Guidelines
We promote the efficient use of resources and work to reduce waste emissions from production, based on the target of zero emissions set forth in the 5th edition of the Fujikura Group Environmental Management Principles and the goal of effective utilization of resources and resource recycling in the Fujikura Group Long-term Environmental Vision 2050.
The Fujikura Group defines zero waste emissions as the elimination of the final disposal amount of waste emitted from production activities.
At our consolidated companies in Japan, we are working toward the two targets of (1) lower the basic unit of waste emissions by at least 1% per year compared to fiscal 2015 and (2) sustain zero waste emissions.
Initiatives in FY 2018
Zero Emissions of Waste
We are working to achieve zero emissions by reducing the amount of waste generated by improving the yield of production processes (ratio of product to raw materials), recovering and reusing wooden drums and pallets used to transport products, as well as recycling waste plastics as raw materials for solid fuel as well as recycling metals such as copper and aluminum as valuables and selling them to vendors.
Results of Activities in FY 2018
Total Emissions and Final Disposal Rate in Japan
The Fujikura Group’s total emissions of waste at its 25 manufacturing bases in Japan amounted to 19,021 tons, a decrease of 540 tons year on year. Of this amount, 18,950 tons were recycled and 71 tons were sent to landfills for final disposal (increased 38 tons compared to last year), for a final disposal rate of 0.17%, which is higher than the 0.38% achieved in the previous fiscal year.
The increase in final disposal volume was due to the fact that foreign governments had to ban the import of waste plastics, which necessitated final disposal of some of the waste plastics of Group companies.
Recycle Amount and Recycling Ratio of the Fujikura Group in Japan
Trends in Total Waste Emissions of the Fujikura Group in Japan